Working with renowned Dutch clinic, Diabeter, Tempo gathered a wide variety of data from patients of the clinic for use with their machine learning software. Tempo believes there are many applications for the data, with the highest use being to predict future blood sugars. Proving the models requires data. Hence, the trial with Diabeter.Tempo Health EIR René Bruinsma worked with the volunteers and physicians to gather key metrics, including insulin, carbohydrate, activity and blood sugar data."We were grateful to everyone at Diabeter for partnering with us," said Bruinsma. Together, we believe we can create better outcomes for patients with diabetes, and the completion of this trial is a first critical step in the journey." Diabeter, given their recent acquisition by insulin pump manufacturer Medtronic, clearly understands that technology plays a key role in the future management of diabetes. While data scientists will spend the coming weeks putting the data through machine learning algorithms, the Tempo Health team is already preparing for their first US beta test, in conjunction with Diabetes Training Camp.
Held each year in Lancaster, PA, Diabetes Training Camp is an adult-only camp, offering attendees the opportunity to learn to better manage their blood sugars through exercise.Tempo Health EIR Peter Funcke explained the difference between the two trials."With Diabeter, our focus was on getting the data and applying it to machine learning. In that case, it was our people working with the physicians to get that data. For maximum use and efficiency, we believe our tools need to be in the hands of the person with diabetes. So while we'll be applying machine learning to the data to build insights, Diabetes Training Camp actually marks the debut of a product that a person can use to do the uploading themselves. The product is called Acuity, and it really represents the maximum insights for a person with diabetes willing to contribute a healthy amount of data."
Tempo Health will be on hand for the duration of Diabetes Training Camp to assist with training on Acuity. After camp, attendees will be asked to upload their data on a weekly basis for seven additional weeks.